I lost track of this thread since I posted the OP and didn't realize it had taken off like it had. As I was catching up, I've noticed one common theme. The many that haven't served that are participating in this thread continue to tell the few who have why male/female units SHOULD work while being given the reasons why it DOESN'T work. I won't go into any detail about why it doesn't work because that has been discussed ad nauseam. But the fact of the matter is, it doesn't work. You can say "You should train them better" all you want. They are 18-22 year old males. 18-22 year old males whether Marines, soldiers, college kids, whatever, are sex crazed. That's all there is to it. You add the stress of combat, separation from the opposite sex, etc and it's a formula for disaster. Now, I know that reason won't hold up. None of you think it's legit. That's fine. But the physical limitations of females in general cannot be ignored and that is the purpose of this thread. All of the other crap will be swept under the "you should discipline them better" by the people that don't have to do the disciplining.